A metacognitive model to assist the direct instruction of study strategies in the Newfoundland and Labrador grade VI science curriculum

Nolan Wells, Catherine (1994) A metacognitive model to assist the direct instruction of study strategies in the Newfoundland and Labrador grade VI science curriculum. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The goal of this thesis was to develop a model that would facilitate direct instruction of study skills within the context of the grade VI science curriculum. Development of the model proceeded in three stages. First, the conceptual framework for the model was refined through a review of the research done in the study skills area. Findings from that review supported the development of a model based on cognitive-strategy approach to study skills instruction. Accordingly, in the second stage of model development, a cognitive-strategy model was developed for direct instruction of study skills in the context of grade VI science. Third, a small school-based pilot study of the model was undertaken. The purpose of the pilot study was to identify any obvious difficulties in using the model in classroom setting; the presence of such difficulties would require modification before the model could be evaluated formally. Limitations in program material and teacher raining were identified in the pilot. Overall, findings are discussed in terms of the importance of direct instruction of study skills in the classroom and the challenges associated with that instruction.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9918
Item ID: 9918
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 83-91.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1994
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Science--Study and teaching (Elementary); Study skills.

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